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Two more (RED) dinners at Knife to finish on high notes, featuring San Antonio chef Tim Rattray and LA chef Kris Morningstar


 

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john tesar served his prime rib when aaron franklin bbq came to town


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alex strata’s menu


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I spent the early part of the evening with Alex Strata, making classic risotto with bone marrow and squash blossoms


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Tesar’s lobster bites with watermelon


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Naomi Pomeroy and John Tesar served truffled gnocchi


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big badass black truffles


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Naomi Pomeroy cooked dressed in red for RED


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Naomi Pomeroy’s beef short rib with pickled green strawberries and sous vide radishes


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Aaron Franklin and John Tesar


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John Tesar and Alex Strata in lots of red


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Yep, Aaron Franklin served some barbecue brisket

Knife RED june 2015  copyright Michael Hiller-2 Knife RED june 2015  copyright Michael Hiller-8 “I’ve been passionate about fighting AIDS since the 80s,” John Tesar told a sell-out crowd of fifty assembled for dinner at in a room above his Knife restaurant earlier this week. “I’ve lost many close friends to this disease, so when Mario Batali asked me to get involved with (RED), I was all ready to go.”

In a series of dinners held on five consecutive nights this week, Tesar and his crew have cooked with culinary luminaries from Texas (Aaron Franklin), Las Vegas (Alex Strata of Tapas by Alex Stratta) and Portland, Oregon (Naomi Pomeroy of Beast) to raise money for the (RED) anti-AIDS charity. Tonight, it’ll be Tesar and Tim Rattray of San Antonio’s The Granary. The dinners wrap up tomorrow with a meal from Tesar and Kris Morningstar of LA’s Terrine.

Tesar also introduced the crowd at Aaron Franklin’s barbecue-centric dinner to Jordan Mackay, who Tesar announced would be the co-writer of Tesar’s cookbook, Food My Way, planned for release next year. Mackay, a wine and spritis writer based in San Francisco, is no stranger to these parts: He collaborated with Tim Byres and Franklin on their books, too.

Tesar is adding a handful of more seats to tonight’s and tomorrow night’s dinners, so if you want to attend the $150 dinners (all-in, includes wines, gratuity and taxes), give Knife a ring.

5680 N Central Expy, Dallas, (214) 443-9339.

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